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Published By The Students of Mars Hill College
I detaQL_ XII.
No. 8
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.gted-’®*"® once again in a large way,
he their domicile quite
not 1 ®o^oot group of students and
g g jculty members. Those paying a
jeratio®’*' engaging in the dinner
ngore^’^^y were: Dr. Moore, Miss
the ^'ylda Wynne, Mildred
ardin, Agnes Isenhour, Frances
'ard, .\ileene Kennedy, Marie
’^''^''^mpton, and Libby Deese. Here’s
lOS; Radford for bigger dinner
NT •
“Mother” Wilkins returned to
campus last week after an ab-
of several months. She has
ecn on a visit to Baltimore and
e J^^iladelphia, but now has re
amed for the most part of the
• smaining year. Welcome home.
The entire student body moans
«e loss of several prominent stu-
ents as the second semester
t.T*S>ens. Among these was Bobby
fee Ford, who finished her course.
I^'5»^>>'^er interest in campus activities
^-.,„^ill cause her loss to be keenly
' Helt during the remaining portion
f the year.
I King winter revisited the south
}0! gain during the last week. Cold
lasts replaced the balmy days
hat were enjoyed a few days be-
ore, and red noses were very
Iain and prevalent on the campus.
3H0 •
The college orchestra and ex-
ession department gave pro
rams in two county schools
uring the holidays between
smesters. Musical selections by
le orchestra, under the direction
f Miss Gwyn, and readings
... iven by Miss Wengert and other
H*iy lembers of the expression depart-
lent featured the programs. The
oys’ quartet, composed of Billy
aton, Justin Tune, Howard Cates,
nd J. R. Evans, rendered several
•lections during the series of pro
Yancey Elliot Speaker
First Chapel Service
Speaker Outlines Plans One
Should Follow In
Largest Number In History
of School Begin Spring
Yokley Is Elected As
New Nonpareil Head
Josephine Yokley, of Pittsburgh,
Penn., was elected president of
the Nonpareil Literary society at
their regular meeting January 27.
She succeeds Mildred Hardin, of
Other officers elected at that
time were as follows: vice-pi'esi-
dent, Ellen McLain, Winston-
Salem; recording secretary, Eliza
beth Lee, Fallston; corresponding
secretary, Dorothy Davis, Chad-
bourn; censor, Mary E. Stone-
street, Mocksville; chaplain, Vir
ginia Anne Craver, Booneville;
chorister, Ada Wall, Shelby; pian
ist, Lessie Summerlin, Mars Hill;
treasurer, Eleanor Cashwell, Gas
tonia; reporter, Frances Taylor,
Kinston; hostesses: Virginia
Steadman, chief, Inman, S. C.;
Marie Power’s, St. Paulis; Dot
Magness, Shelby; Mary Gail
Menius, New Bern; Eleanor War
ner, Guilford College; and Ruby
Miller, Monroe.
Forensic Team Enters
Tourney At Boone
Intramural Debates Are Held
In Preparation For
Edna Gorpening Moore Dormitory To Be
Dedicated During Commencement Exercises
An increase of 14 students
3cond semester brings the total
nrollment to 677 students, the
:rgest in the history of the col-
■ge. As was expected, the honor
)11 was also the largest in his-
Orville Campbell, member of
he Hilltop staff, recently had a
ry published in The State
^gazine. The story traced the
^story and development of Mars
ill college from birth to the pres-
Members of the student body
P* gret to learn that Austin Lov-
g, ace cross country runner, is
a Washington, D. C., hospital
llowing a very serious eye oper-
ion. His condition at present is
t known, however. All join in
.ahing him the most speedy re-
—Aery and return.
The Mars Hill intercollegiate
debaters have recently engaged
in twenty-two intramural debates
and four intercollegiate encount
ers. The latter were with teams
from Western Carolina Teachers
College. These debates have given
the different teams -valuable ex
perience for the important tourna
ments and contests immediately
Results of the local debates, held
January 26-27-28, were as fol
lows: January 26, Clark-Crisp, af
firmative, won over Tate-Lucas;
Hoyle - Harris, negative, over
Chamblee-Teague; Smith-McLain,
affirmative, over Howard-Ben-
nett; Hoyle-Harris, negative, over
Chamblee-Teague; Crisp - Clark,
affirmative, over Roberts-Scott;
Hamlin-Wagoner, negative, over
January 27, Hoyle-Harris, neg
ative, over Smith-McLain; Penny-
Martin, negative, over Huff-Mc-
Lain; Lucas-Tate, negative, over
On the day of January 28 the
tournament reached its climax
when Crisp-Clark met the ace
negative team of Hoyle-Harris.
This resulted in victory for Crisp-
Clark. Faculty members served as
judges throughout the tourna
The Appalachian Forensic Tour
nament which meets at Boone,
February 4 and 6, is the next
tournament scheduled. Two gprls’
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Among the 663 students en
rolled at Mars Hill during the
first semester, 73 and 163 made
the first and second honor rolls
respectively. This is the largest
number of honor students for a
single .semester in the entire his
tory of the school. In ’35-’36, 43
made the first honor roll, 56 in
’36-’37, as compared with 73 in
Those making the first honor
roll were: Cecil Adderholdt,
Arthur Alexander, W. Angell,
John Ball, Hazel Bell, Clarence
Braswell, Ray Bridges, Barbara
Brookshire, Eleanor Cashwell,
Julia Chiles, Ruth Clark, Eliza
beth Coppedge, Ferd Davis, W. H.
Davis, Elizabeth Deese, Paul
Early, Catharine Etheridge, Mary
Fowler, Thomas Freeman, Joe
Greer, Wm. Griffin, Joe Hagler,
Lewis Hamlin, Mildred Hardin,
Mary Ruth Hardy, Mabel R. Har
rell, David Harris, Jane Head
ing, Cynthia J. Hempke, Billie
C. Henderson, Evelyn Hill, Joel
Hinton, Rebecca Hollowell.
Robert Howard, Addison Hub
bard, Jerre Hudson, Marilee Hud
son, Alice Humphries, Mary La
Roque, Elizabeth Lee, Bryan
Leeper, Irene Maney, Ruth Martin,
Cleo Belle Moore, Wayne Oates,
Paul Parks, Daphne Penny, Sam
Pinnell, Ella Currin Pinnell, Wm., Warren Pritchard, Janes
Pursley, Robert Rabb, Clyde
Randolph, Zeno Ratcliffe, D. M.
Reed, Edward Russell, Clarence
Sinclair, Sam Smith, Edith Smith,
Carroll Smith, Graham Somer,
Calvin Stringfield, Fred Taylor,
C. A. Taylor, Rachel Templeton,
Paul Tysinger, Frances Ward,
J, L. White, Doris Whitfield, John
Wikle, Nancy Winston.
Freeman Is Winner,
Declamation Contest
Tom Freeman was declared
winner in the Philomathian decla
mation contest held on Friday
night January 28. Eddie Higgins
was second with Clyde Tilson in
third place.
This is the first in a series of
try-outs whose winners will rep
resent the society in the several
divisions of public speaking at the
annual commencement contests.
These three will represent their
society in declamation with Lee
Pheonix as alternate. The Anni
versary speakers chosen for next
year are Eddie Higgins, placing
first, and Jimmie Walker, second,
with Hubert Burton as alternate.
Honorable R. N. Sims To
Give Address At That
Honorable R. N. Sims, president
of the North Carolina Baptist
State Convention, will give an ad
dress on Christian Education in
formally dedicating the new Edna
Corpening Moore Dormitory for
young women on the Dedication
Day, May 26.
Plans are under way for the
christening and formal presenta
tion of the completed building to
Mrs. R. L. Moore, for whom it is
named, and to the college at com
mencement, Thursday, May 26.
This will be an important feature
of the closing days of school. The
building, according to plans and
scheduled work, will be completely
finished inside and out and ready
for furnishings. Because the day
is of so much importance in the
growth of the school, according
to Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, it is ex
pected that at least 2000 former
students and a host of other
friends will be on the campus at
that time.
Dr. Blackwell also stated that
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Annual Study Courses
Include Nine Glasses
Wide Range of Courses Are
Taught By Members of
The annual Sunday School Study
Courses were held this year during
the week January 31-February 4.
Nine courses were offered, so that
each student might choose as to
his particular need.
The courses and their in
structors were:
Building a Standard Sunday
School—Prof. R. M. Lee
Personal Factors in Character
Building—Miss Mildred Bingham
The Grace of Giving—Dr. R. L.
When Do Teachers Teach—
Prof. J. A. McLeod
Daily Vacation Bible School
Guide—Mr. William L. Lynch
Baptist Faith — Prof. Vernon
How to Win to Christ—Miss
Beulah Bowden
Sunday School Officers and
Their Work—Prof. Spencer B.
Outlines of Bible History—Dr.
Ella J. Pierce.
The courses offered this year
were very beneficial to students
and faculty alike. A large measure
of success as a result is due to
the effort of the Sunday School
officers and to the instructors of
these courses.
Rev. Yancey Elliot, pastor of
the Brevard Baptist Church, spoke
at the fii’st chapel service of the
second semester, January 25. En
rolled for this semester are 677
students, as compared with 663
during the fall term.
Crowning Jesus by living
natui’ally, blending one’s life with
His purposes, was the theme of
Mr. Elliot’s message, which fol
lowed the singing of the hymn,
“All Hail the Power of Jesus
Name”. The story of the cruci
fixion as found in St. John 19,
and the verse, “On His head were
many crowns”, in Revelation 19,
were used as text verses.
The speaker advanced three re
quirements to which one should
submit. Firstly, one should crown
Jesus Lord, realizing that He is
King. Secondly, one must take the
crown of history and put it on
His head. Through all history,
Mr. Elliot explained, God’s in
fluence has permeated progress,
and the principles introduced by
Christ are living today. Thirdly,
one must start now to crown Him
Lord of his life for inspiration,
leadership, and stability. He spoke
of the difference in what is
selfishly using Christ as a Savior
and in making Christ really Lord.
After setting forth these great
needs, Mr. Elliot described the
final reward of the faithful. Jesus
will say, “Well done, thou good
and faithful servant.”
Enrollment has increased four
teen over the first semester. From
a total of 663, 240 were in the
CII class, 385 in the Cl, 28 in the
♦Academy, and 10 taking special
Preston Visits M. H.
For Nashville B.S.S.B.
William Hall Preston, assistant
student worker from the B. S.
S. B. in Nashville, Tenn., visited
the Mars Hill campus January
20-21, holding conferences with
various campus organizations. Mr.
Preston was until recently South
wide B. T. U. secretary.
Mr. Preston addressed chapel
and ministerial conferences, held
a conference with the B. S. U.
council, and did personal work on
the campus.
He pointed out many interest
ing types of work carried on in
young people’s organizations over
the country. Among other things
he encouraged the students to
attend the various conferences
over the South in the future.
On the night of the 20th he
showed movies of the World
Young People’s Conference held
in Zurich, Switzerland, and also
pictures which were taken at
Ridgecrest last summer. Many of
th« people which were in the pic
tures were well known to Mars
Hill students and this made the
program all the more interesting.
During the show Mr. Preston made
comments about Ridgecrest.
Mr. Preston is one of the most
inspirational leaders in our South
land today. He has done much to
help the young people especially.

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